Drilling Rocks, Sea Glass, Shells, and Pearls

Glass Arts, Jewelry & Fine Metals

Drilling Rocks, Shells, Sea Glass, and Pearls

Learn how to drill holes in these small treasures so you can create something amazing!

Meeting Times
  1. Fri, 5/17/2024 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Fri, 5/17/2024


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Jewelry & Fine Metals Studio

Lapidary, Free at BARN

Free at BARN is Made Possible Thanks to Support From:

Bainbridge Community Foundation


In this class you will learn:

  • Drilling with a flex shaft vs. a drill press
  • What drill bits to use
  • Cold connection tips to add finishing touches to your jewelry


  • No jewelry experience is needed.


  • A $25 materials fee. included in the cost of the class, covers all the materials you need.
  • Bring any material you are interested in drilling.

Class Policies

Ages 14 and up are welcome. 

BARN Policies

Instructors or Guides

Karin Luvaas

Karin Luvaas is a Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler with a degree in encaustics, painting, and metal sculpture. She has studied under numerous jewelry masters including Blaine Lewis, founder of New Approach School for Jewelers in Tennessee, and achieved graduate jeweler status under Alan Revere of the world-renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco. Karin also is a GIA Graduate Gemologist and holds a Jewelers of America Bench Jeweler Technician certificate. Her current work can be seen at karinluvaas.com

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